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State funeral for President Trần Đại Quang begins

Update: September, 26/2018 - 10:00
The State funeral for Trần Đại Quang, Politburo member and President of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam, began at the National Funeral Hall, No5 Trần Thánh Tông Street, Hà Nội on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photos
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HÀ NỘI — The State funeral for Trần Đại Quang, Politburo member and President of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam, began at the National Funeral Hall, No 5 Trần Thánh Tông, Hà Nội on Wednesday. People from all walks of life also gathered for homage-paying ceremonies held in localities to mourn and remember President Trần Đại Quang who died at 10:05am on September 21 at the age of 62.

The respect-paying ceremony started at 7am on Wednesday. A memorial service will be held at 7:30am on Thursday. The burial ceremony will take place from 3:30pm on the same day at the Hamlet 13, Quang Thiện Commune, Kim Sơn District, Ninh Bình Province.

At the same time, memorial ceremonies were also held for the late president at the Thống Nhất Hall in HCM City and the Hall of the People’s Committee of Kim Sơn District. — VNS

 

The national flag flies at half-mast at the Presidential Palace in Hà Nội throughout Wednesday and Thursday, the days of national mourning for late President Trần Đại Quang.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân leads a delegation to pay tribute to late President Trần Đại Quang.
Acting President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh (right) offers condolence to family of President Trần Đại Quang.
Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng writes a message of condolence in the memorial book at the ceremony.
Incumbent and former leaders of the Party and State along with representatives of central and local agencies pay their respects to President Trần Đại Quang.
The delegation from Ninh Bình Province’s Party Committee pays tribute to late President Trần Đại Quang in his homeland at Quang Thiện Commune, Kim Sơn District of the northern province of Ninh Bình.
Family members and relatives of late President Trần Đại Quang at a homage-paying ceremony held at his homeland in Quang Thiện Commune, Kim Sơn District of the northern province of Ninh Bình.
People mourn the death of President Trần Đại Quang in his homeland in Quang Thiện Commune, Kim Sơn District of the northern province of Ninh Bình.
The national flag flies at half-mast at Ba Đình Square throughout Wednesday and Thursday, the days of national mourning for late President Trần Đại Quang.
The Ministry of Public Security delegation led by Senior Lieutenant General Tô Lâm, Minister of Public Security, pays tribute to late President Trần Đại Quang.
Acting President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh and former President Nguyễn Minh Triết at the ceremony held in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
People arrive at the National Funeral Hall in Hà Nội to pay their respects to late President Trần Đại Quang.

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